Madlib, Gothic Theatre

Thursday, December 31 | Details | Read more | Listen and watch
One of the most skilled and innovative producers in hip-hop, Madlib (aka Beat Konducta, Quasimoto, etc.) lends his taste-making ear to everything from obscure soul and jazz to Indian and Brazilian music. He’ll mark this rare Denver appearance with a DJ set to ring in 2010.

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Special Events
New Year’s Eve Bowling, Lucky Strike Lanes Belmar

Thursday, December 31 | Details | Read more
Forget the crowded bars and over-the-top parties. Kick off the new year with a perfect strike. Lucky Strike Lanes is hosting a live DJ, as well as doling out free party favors and drink specials, and raising a champagne toast at midnight. So pin down a lane and start working on your form–no one wants to start the year with a gutter ball.

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Food and Drink
Steuben’s Pork + Eggs, Steuben’s
Thursday, December 31, through Friday, January 1 |
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Nothing says “party” like a pig roast, and Steuben’s is celebrating the new year with a 37-hour homage to the pork provider. Along with the regular menu, this local fave is box-roasting 15 whole, locally farmed pigs for special recipes that will sustain famished merrymakers.

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